Ricketts Partition

Obtained from Frankfort Community Public Library
Frankfort, Indiana
Aug. 2022

State of Indiana
County of Clinton
Clinton Circuit Court
January Term AD 1889

Petition for Partition

Orilda Ricketts
Joseph H Ricketts
John E Ricketts
Clem Ricketts
Priscilla I Louks
Mary A. Bond
Ada M. Ricketts
William [L] Ricketts
James M Ricketts
Sarah Kinnan
Joseph H Ricketts guardian of Charles Ricketts

The petitioners above
named would respectfully represent to
the court that John Ricketts died
on the __ day of December 1889 the
described real estate situate in
Clinton County and State of Ind
iana to wit The North East quarter of
Section Fourteen (14) and the South East
quarter of the North West quarter of
Section fourteen (14) and the North west
Quarter of the South East quarter of
Section fourteen (14) the East half of the
South west quarter of Section Fourteen
(14) and the East half of the North West
fractional quarter of section twenty three

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(23) except twenty acres off the South end
of the last described tract all in
Township Twenty one (21) North of
Range two (2) East
That Orilda Ricketts is the widow
of said John Ricketts deceased and is
the owner of the undivided one
third of the above described real
estate. and that Joseph H. Ricketts
John E. Ricketts Clem Ricketts Priscilla
[I] Louks Mary A Bond Ada M Rickets
William S Ricketts James M Ricketts
Sarah E. Kinnan and Charles Ricketts
are the children of John Ricketts deceased
and that the above named parties and
petitioner, are the only heirs at law
of said decedent. and that Charles
Ricketts is a minor and has for his
guardian Joseph H. Ricketts who joins
for him in this petition that the
above named children and petitioner
are each the owner of one fifteenth
of said real estate. That they all
join in this petition and ask that
the above described real estate be
partition and that one third in value
thereof be set off to Orilda Ricketts, and
that one fifteen in value thereof be set
of to each of the other petitioners and
they respectfully ask that commissioners be
appointed to make partition of said
lands among said petitioners

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according to their respective
intent as herein set out and
report the same at this term of court
Doyal & Gard
Atty for Petitioners

Page 4 – cover document
No. 1
No 10549
Clinton Circuit Court
Janry Term A.D. 1889

Orilda Ricketts
Joseph H. Ricketts
John E. Ricketts
Clem Ricketts
Perscilla I Louks
Mary A Bond
Ada M Ricketts
William S Ricketts
James M Ricketts
Sarah E Kinnan
Charles Ricketts by
his guardian Joseph
H. Ricketts
Petitioner for Partition
Ex. Parte
Donal & Gard
Atty for Petitioners

Back of Document
Ricketts John (Probate) Box 778AA , file 4 (#10549)

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State of Indiana
Clinton County
Clinton Circuit Court
Janry Term AD 1889

Orildee Ricketts
Joseph H Ricketts
John E Ricketts
et al

Ex Parte No 10549
To the Hon Allen E.
Paige Judge of the Clinton Circuit Court
In pursuance of and in obedi
ence to the certified copy of the decree ren
dered in the above entitled cause issued
under the seal of said court and delivered
to us Lincoln Cox Thomas [Tuder] and
Henry Nelson Commissioners therein
named tested Feb 1 1889, which was
and is our commission and which
is hereto annexed we hereby respect
fully report that having first been
duly sworn and caused the oath
to be endorsed upon said com
mission we have examined the
premises described in said commiss
ion and we have set off to James M.
Ricketts the East half of the North west fractional quarter
of section twenty three (23) in township
twenty one (21) North of range two (2) East
except eight (8) acres off the north end and
twenty acres of the South end of said
tract containing thirty (30) acres
To Sarah E. Kinnan we have set off
eight acres off the north end of the Est half of the North

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west fractional quarter of section twenty
three (23) and twenty two (22) acres off the
South end of the East half of the south
west quarter of section fourteen (14)
all in township twenty one (21) north
of range two (2) East containing thirty acres

To William S Ricketts we have set off
eighteen (18) acres off the North end
of the South East quarter of the South
west quarter of Section fourteen (14)
and twelve (12) acres off the west end
of the South half of the North East
quarter of th South Wes quarter of
Section Fourteen (14) all in township
twenty one (21) North of range two 2 East
containing thirty acres

To Joseph H. Ricketts we have set off
the North half of the North East quarter
of the South West quarter of Section
fourteen (14) and ten (10) acres off the
South end of the South East quarter
of the North West quarter of Section
fourteen (14) all in township twenty
one (21) North of Range two (2) East
containing thirty acres

To Mary A. Bond we have set off the
South East quarter of the North West quar
ter of section fourteen (14) in town-

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ship twenty one north of range two
(2) east except ten acres off the South
end thereof

To Ada M Ricketts we have set off the
South West quarter of the North East
quarter of section fourteen (14) in
township twenty one (21) north of
Range two (2) Est except ten (10) acres
off the south end thereof

Tor Perscilla I Louks we have set off
the North West quarter of the North
East quarter of section fourteen (14)
in township Twenty one (21) North
of Range two (2) Est except ten (10)
acres off the east side thereof

To Clem Ricketts we have set off
Ten (10) acres off the Est side of the [north]
west quarter of the North east quarter of
Section fourteen (14) and ten acres off
the west side of the North east
quarter of the North east quarter
of section fourteen (14) and ten acres
off the North side of the South East
quarter of the North East quarter of
section fourteen (14) all in township
twenty one (21) north of range two 2
Est containing thirty acres

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To John E. Ricketts we have set off the
North east quarter of the North East quarter
of section fourteen (14) in township
twenty one (21) [north] of range two (2) East
except ten (10) acres off the west side thereof

To Charles Ricketts we have set off the
South East quarter of the North East
quarter of section fourteen (14) in township
twenty one (21) north of Range two (2) Est
Except ten (10) acres off the North end
thereof

To Orilda M. Ricketts we have set off the
North West quarter of the South East
quarter of section fourteen (14) and
ten (10) acres off the south side of the
South West quarter of the North East
quarter of section fourteen (14) and
eight acres off the East end of the
South half of the North East quarter
of the South West quarter of section
fourteen (14) all in township twenty
one North of Range two (2) East contai
ning fifty eight (58) acres
All of which is respectfully
submitted
Lincoln Cox
Henry Nelson
Thomas [Tudor]

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which is by the court
4 and [approved] the
com allow $3 paid of
Signed Feb 11th 1889
Fnd og feb 8th 29th day

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And did then appoint you the said Lincoln Cox, Thomas
Tudor and Henry Nelson
Commissioners, to make partition of said tract or lot of land, and said Commissioners
are hereby ordered after taking the oath required by law, to proceed to set apart
the same to the said parties in the following proportion to wit: to the said
To Orilda Ricketts one third (1/3) and
to Joseph Ricketts one fifteenth (1/15)
to John E Ricketts one fifteenth (1/15)
Clem Ricketts one fifteenth (1/15)
Percilla I Louks one fifteenth (1/15)
Mary A Bond one fifteenth (1/15)
Ada M. Ricketts one fifteenth (1/15)
Wm S Ricketts one fifteenth (1/15)
James M Ricketts one fifteenth (1/15)
Sarah Kinnan one fifteenth (1/15)
Joseph H Ricketts, guardian of
Charles Ricketts one fifteenth (1/15)
and that you make report of your proceedings in the premises during the
January Term, 1889 of said Court
Witness, the Clerk and Seal of said Court, at Frankfort
this 1st day of February A.D. 1889
Olive Gard Clerk
Clinton Circuit Court

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State of Indiana, Clinton County, ss:
Clinton Circuit Court, January Term 1889
The State of Indiana to Lincoln Cox, Thomas
Tudor and Henry Nelson
Whereas, in a certain proceeding for the Partition of real estate, now Pending in
the Clinton circuit Court of said State, wherein Orilda Ricketts
Joseph Ricketts John E Ricketts Clem Ricketts
Percilla Louks Mary A Bond Ida M Ricketts
William S Ricketts James M Ricketts Sarah Kinnan
and Joseph H Ricketts guardian of Charles Ricketts

the Court did then and there on the 30th day of January
A.D. 1889, award judgment of partition of the following tract or lot of land, situ
ate in said County, to wit:
The North East quarter of section fourteen (14)
and the South East quarter of the Northwest quarter
of section fourteen (14) and the north west quarter
of the South East quarter of section fourteen (14) the
east half of the South west quarter of section
fourteen (14) and the East half of the North west
fractional quarter of section twenty three (23)
except twenty (20) acres off the South End of
the last described tract all in Township twenty one
(21) North of Range two 2) East

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Oath
State of Indiana, Clinton County, ss:
We, Lincoln Cox, Henry Nelson and
Thomas Tuder
do each and severally solemnly swear that we will discharge the duties of Commis
sioners, in accordance with the within order, to the best of our ability; so help us God
Lincoln ox
Henry Nelson
Thomas Tudor
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 8th day of February A.D. 1889
Samuel H Doyal
Notary Public

No 10549
Clinton Circuit Court
January Term 1889
Orilda Ricketts Et al
E Parte
filed
Feb 8 1889
Oliver [Gard]
Order to
Lincoln Cox
Thomas Tudor
Henry Nelson
Commissioners to Make Partition
Doyal & Gard
Attorney

Box 778 File 4
No.. 10549
Orilda Ricketts
Joseph H. Ricketts
John E Ricketts
Clem Ricketts Etal
Exparte
Clinton Circuit Court
January Term 1889
Filed January 30 1889
Oliver Gard
By
Court Room, Box No. 29
Doyal & Gard
pt Record 6 1/2 pages $6 50
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Mailbag

Do you remember the days of the SASE, putting one in a letter and then waiting for it to come back to you? (SASE: Self addressed stamped envelope) Well, even though I didn’t receive a SASE in the mail, I did receive a bounty of genealogy documents in the mail recently!

One package was from the Frankfort Community Public Library in Clinton County, Indiana and contained photocopies of probate records for my Ricketts/Reed family.

The other package was a thumb drive from Brad Quinlan. In June, he posted in the Facebook group, Descendants of Andersonville Prison, that he was making a trip to Washington, D.C. to do research and had time to take on more clients during that trip. Even though I had already requested the military and pension files for my civil war ancestors from the national archives, I did not know at the time about requesting the ENTIRE file. Not knowing what I might be missing, I elected to inquire about whether he had time to fulfill my requests. He did have time to take on my requests and a thumb drive arrived recently containing the images obtained from those files.

In both cases, there was an exchange of money. However, what I spent obtaining the records was a small percentage of what it would cost to pay travel expenses for me to obtain them myself.

I am thankful to have these records. Now, I have lots of work to do to get these transcribed!

  • Probate Record for John Ricketts (2MTW-355)
  • Partition file for John Ricketts’ estate
  • Probate record for Mary Reed (KLVH-CFM)
  • Military file for George Mentzer (LHKS-17Q)
  • Pension file for George Mentzer
  • Military file for James M. Ricketts (KV21-XBR)
  • Pension file for James M. Ricketts
  • Military file for Noah Briles (K2Q1-RG9)
  • Pension file for Noah Briles
  • Military files (3 of them) for Richmond F. Hammond (2B2M-GXK)
  • Pension file for Richmond F. Hammond
  • Military file for Washington Marion Crawford (KHFD-XRW)
  • Pension file for Washington Marion Crawford

John Lewis Ricketts

John Lewis Ricketts was born on 22 Nov 1812 in Fleming, Kentucky, United States.12

He migrated about 1830 to in Rush, Indiana, United States.2

He filed land entry papers for the E SW 80 acres / original entry 2/26/1845 for ENW 57.95 acres on 2 Jan 1845 in Clinton, Indiana, United States.3 E Sw – 80 acres / original entry 2/26/1845 for ENW 57.95 acres

John was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Clinton, Indiana, United States.2

He lived in Sugar Creek Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States in Jul 1850.4 John Rickets was listed as the head of household on the 1850 Clinton County Indiana census. According to the census, John was a 37 year old male farmer with $850 in real estate who was born in Kentucky. Also listed in the household was Arilda a 22 year old female; James a 3 year old male born in Indiana and Prisilla a 9/12 year old female born in Indiana.

He lived in Sugar Creek Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States in Jul 1860.5 John Rickets was listed as the head of household on the 1860 census in Clinton County, Indiana. According to the census, John was a 48 year old male farmer with $1000 in real estate who was born in Kentucky. Also listed in the household were Arrilda a 25 year old female born in Indiana, James a 12 year old male born in Indiana, Jane a 10 year old female born in Indiana , Mary A.an 8 year old female born in Indiana, Lewis a 5 year old male born in Indiana, Edward a 4 year old male born in Indiana and Nathaniel a 6/12 year old male born in Indiana.

John lived in Sugar Creek Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States on 1 Jul 1870.6 John Rickets was listed as the head of household on the 1870 Clinton County, Indiana census. According to the census, John was a 58 year old male farmer with $6300 in real estate who was born in Kentucky. Also listed in the household were Rilda R. a 43 year old femlae born in Indiana, Mary A. an 18 year old female born in Indiana, William [S] a 15 year old male born in Indiana, John E. a 13 year old male born in Indiana, Joseph H. a 9 year old male born in Indiana, Clemuel a 6 year old male born in Indiana, Sarah E. a 4 year old female born in Indiana, Addie M. a 2 year old female born in Indiana and Charles Rickets an 8/12 year old male born in Indiana.

He was a member of the Republican party.2

He lived in Sugar Creek Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States on 7 Jun 1880.7 John Rickets was listed as the head of household on the 1880 census in Clinton County, Indiana. According to the census, John was a 67 year old farmer born in Kentucky. Also listed in the household was his wife Arilda, age 52 and born in Indiana; his sons Lewis, age 24 born in Indiana; Joseph, age 19 born in Indiana; Charles age 10 born in Indiana; and daughters Sarah, age 14 born in Indiana; and Addie M, age 12 born in Indiana.

John died on 23 Dec 1888 at the age of 76 in Clinton, Indiana, United States.1

He was buried after 23 Dec 1888 at Baker Cemetery in Scircleville, Clinton, Indiana, United States.1

John Lewis Ricketts and Orilda Matilda Reed obtained a marriage license on 24 Nov 1846 in Clinton, Indiana, United States.8

They were married on 3 Dec 1846 in Clinton, Indiana, United States.2,814

Orilda Matilda Reed, daughter of John C. Reed and Mary Buckles, was born on 20 Jan 1828 in Jennings, Indiana, United States.2,1517

She lived in Sugar Creek Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States in Jul 1850.4 Arilda Rickets was listed in the household of John Rickets on the 1850 Clinton County, Indiana Census. According to the census, Arilda was 22 years old and born in Indiana.

She lived a 25 year old female born Indiana and was listed as Arvilda Rickets in Sugar Creek Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States in Jul 1860.5

Orilda lived a 42 year old female born Indiana and was listed as Rilda R. Rickets in Sugar Creek Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States on 1 Jul 1870.6

She lived in Sugar Creek Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States on 7 Jun 1880.7 Arilda Rickets was listed as the wife of John Rickets on the 1880 Clinton County, Indiana census. According to the census, Arilda was 52 years old and born in Indiana.

She lived in Sugar Creek Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States on 12 Jun 1900.18 Orilda Ricketts was listed as a head of household on the 1900 Clinton County Indiana census. According to the census, Orilda was a 73 year old widow born in Indiana. Also listed in the household was a daughter, Addie, a grandson, Charles Q Chambers, and servant Louisa Scott and son Paul Scott.

Orilda died on 28 Jun 1900 at the age of 72 in Clinton, Indiana, United States.17,1920

She was buried after 3 Jul 1900 at Baker Cemetery in Scircleville, Clinton, Indiana, United States.17

Children of John and Orilda Ricketts:

  • James Marshall Ricketts (1847-1920)
  • Priscilla Jane Ricketts (1849-1928)
  • Mary Ann (Mollie) Ricketts (1851-1933)
  • William Lewis Ricketts (1855-1938)
  • John Edward Ricketts (1857-1930)
  • Nathaniel Ricketts (1859-1862)
  • Joseph Harvey Ricketts (1861-1902)
  • Clemuel W. Ricketts (1863-1950)
  • Sarah Elizabeth (Bessie) Ricketts (1865-1940)
  • Ada Marie Ricketts (1867-1933)
  • Charles Wesley Ricketts (1869-1948)

ENDNOTES:

1. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online 24 April 2020), memorial for John L. Ricketts (1812-1888), Find a Grave Memorial no. #11533021, created by R & Kim Hancock, citing Baker Cemetery, Scircleville, Clinton County, Indiana; accompanying photograph by R & S Fine, John L. Ricketts.

2. , History of Clinton County, Indiana: together with sketches of its cities, villages and towns, educational, religious, civil, military and political history, portraits of prominent persons, and biographies and representative citizens, also a condensed history of Indiana, embodying accounts of prehistoric races, Indian wars and a brief review of its civil and political history (Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co., 1886, ), page 862-863; FHL  1036812 item 6 DGS 7956702.

3. Clinton County Indiana Duplicate First Tract Book (: , 1980), p. 103 and 106

4. 1850 U.S. Census, Clinton County Indiana, population schedule, Sugar Creek Township, Clinton County, Indiana, page 406, household 11, John Rickets; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 5 April 2021); NARA microfilm publication M432.

5. 1860 U.S. Census, Clinton County Indiana, population schedule, Sugar Creek Township, Clinton County, Indiana, page 149, household 1088, John Rickets; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online July 2017); NARA microfilm publication M653.

6. 1870 U.S. Census, Clinton County, Indiana, population schedule, Sugar Creek Township, Clinton County, Indiana, page 9 Image 9 of 25, household 65, John Rickets; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online July 2017); NARA microfilm publication T132

7. 1880 U.S. Census, Clinton County Indiana, population schedule, Johnson Township, Clinton County, Indiana, enumeration district (ED) ED 10, Page 5, household 28, John Rickets; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online July 2017); NARA microfilm publication T9.

8. Indiana, Clinton County. Marriage records,1830-1951.  Film #2259371 DGS 007662120. John Ricketts, 3 Dec 1846 vol. 2: #879; digitized images, FamilySearch http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 10 August 2022.

9. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 database, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7836/). Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 : viewed online 26 July 2022.

10. “Indiana, Compiled Marriage Index, 1802-1892,” Ancestry.com,  (www.ancestry.com : viewed online (July 2017), John Ricketts – Arrilda Matilda Reed.

11. “Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941,” Ancestry.com,  (www.ancestry.com : viewed online (July 2017), John Ricketts – Arrilda Matilda Reed.

12. “Indiana, Marriage Index, 1806-1861,” Ancestry.com,  (www.ancestry.com : viewed online (July 2017), Arrilda Matilda Reed – John Ricketts; State library of Indiana.

13. “Indiana, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850,” database, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online October 2017), Arrilda Matilda Reed.

14. John Walter Reed, Compiler, The Reed Family (Pine Island, Minnesota: John Walter Reed, 1998), page 25 Clinton County IN John Reed.

15. Kentuckians in Ohio and Indiana (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986)

16. 1900 U.S. Census, Clinton County Indiana, population schedule, [CivilDivision], enumeration district (ED) [ED], [PageID], [HouseholdID], [Person]; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : [AccessType] [AccessDate]); NARA microfilm publication T623.

17. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online July 2017), memorial for Orilda Matilda “Arilla” Reed Ricketts (1828-1900), Find a Grave Memorial no. #11533029, created by R & Kim Hancock, citing Baker Cemetery, Scircleville, Clinton County, Indiana; accompanying photograph by R & S Fine, Orilda Matilda “Arilla” Reed Ricketts.

18. 1900 U.S. Census, Clinton County Indiana, population schedule, Sugar Creek Township, Clinton County, Indiana, enumeration district (ED) ED 58, Sheet 10A, household 154, Orilda Ricketts; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online July 2017); NARA microfilm publication T623.

19. Index to Death Records Warren County Indiana 1882-1920, inclusive, Letters A-Z inclusive ([Indianapolis]: The Administration, 1939), Orilda M. Ricketts –

20. Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011, Orilda Matilda Ricketts, 28 June 1900; database with images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online July 2017).

Public Library Sources

Is the local public library on your list of repositories to search for family history information? While I don’t have ancestral roots in Seneca, Kansas, the Seneca Free Library is very helpful for my research.

First, the library director agreed to submit the application to become an ‘affiliate library’ for FamilySearch records. By being an affiliate library, I can pack up my laptop and travel a whole sum of 0.5 miles to view many county records that are locked from my home. Check out the list of affiliate libraries to see if there is one close to your home!

Second, the Seneca Free Library paid for the digitization of the local newspaper! These digitized copies have been a tremendous help in my work with the Nemaha County Historical Society. Unlike Newspapers.com and other companies, the Seneca area newspapers are available for FREE by using the link on the library’s site.

Knowing that other libraries also paid to have their local newspapers digitized, I always check the list of free newspapers maintained on Ancestor Hunt when looking for an obituary or other information on individuals in my tree.

While working to update my research for John Lewis Ricketts, I was hoping to find an obituary or other newspaper article about his life in Clinton County, Indiana. When all of my newspaper searches unearthed nothing, I decided to see what the local library in Frankfort, Indiana might have.

While the Frankfort Community Public Library did not have links to digitized newspapers on their site, they did have a page of links to genealogy resources. This page included a link to the Clinton County Court Archive Database.

Following this link, I was able to search for RICKETTS in the probate records. And I found the box/file number for a John Ricketts probate record!

I then broadened my search to show Probate Records for the RICKETTS surname.

Curious as to what else might be contained in this database, I searched the CIVIL court records. This revealed a case where James M. Ricketts is identified as the ‘Heir of Isom Gallimore’!

In addition to this very valuable database of court records, Frankfort Community Public Library’s site indicates they have other resources in their collection, including microfilm copies of the newspapers.

I will be contacting the library to get information on how to obtain copies of the probate and civil court files! I will also inquire about a local researcher to dig into the newspapers for an obituary.

Thus, I’m reminded to check the local public library, historical society and genealogical society where I’m researching to see what resources might be available!

Thank you Frankfort Community Public Library and Clinton County (Indiana) genealogists for your work to preserve and share Clinton County history.

County History

Have you used county histories in your search for family information? When I first started, these histories were tremendous help to my research. I was aware that many genealogist referred to these histories as ‘mug books’ since people often paid to be included and may have enhanced their biographies.

As I was reviewing my sources for John Ricketts, I came across his biography in the book, History of Clinton County, Indiana published in 1886 by Inter-State Publishing Company. Not only does this biography contain a wealth of information about James and his family but there are other helpful biographies in the publication as well. The details from these biographies formed the backbone for my research of this family and helped me locate records for the family.

John Ricketts Biography

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John Ricketts was born in Fleming County, Kentucky, November 22, 1812, a son of Edward and Sarah (Story) Ricketts, also natives of Fleming County. When he was eighteen years old his parents moved to Rush County, Indiana, and entered a farm from the Government. From Rush County our subject came to Clinton County, and entered 200 acres of Government land and cleared a spot where he built his house, but two years later moved to another part of the land which was part prairie. He has added to his first entry from time to time until he now owns 357 acres. In 1883 he built his present commodious frame house, and his other farm buildings are comfortable and convenient. He has always been a hard­working man and is rewarded by having a competency for his declining years. Mr. Ricketts was married December 3, 1846, to Orilda Matilda Reed, who was born in Jennings County, Indiana, January 20, 1828, a daughter of John and Mary (Buckles) Reed. They have had eleven children-James M., born November 28, 1847; Priscilla J., born October 10, 1849, is the wife of John Lonks, Mary A., born October 7, 1851, is the wife of James P. Bond; William L., born April 18, 1855; John E., born July 1, 1857; Nathan, born November 27, 1859, died July 5, 1862; Joseph H., born October 28, 1861 ; C. W., born June 30, 1863; Sarah, born July 7, 1865; Addie M., born March 18, 1867; Charles W., born October 9, 1869. Mr. Ricketts in politics is a Republican. He and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal church. Mrs. Ricketts’s father was born in the State of New York in 1800, and when a young man accompanied his father’s family to Jennings County, Indiana. He enlisted in the war of the Rebellion, and died in the hospital at Memphis, Tennessee, August 15, 1865. Her mother was born near Shepardstown, Virginia, December 6, 1792, and was first married to John H. Rodgers, who was born January

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3, 1787, and died December 2, 1821, and she then married Mr. Reed, and to them were born six children—Cecilia F., Martha J., Orilda M., George W., Charles W. and Francis M. The mother died February 14, 1867.

History of Clinton County, Indiana: together with sketches of its cities, villages and towns, educational, religious, civil, military and political history, portraits of prominent persons, and biographies and representative citizens, also a condensed history of Indiana, embodying accounts of prehistoric races, Indian wars and a brief review of its civil and political history (Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co., 1886, ), page 862-863; FHL 1036812 item 6 DGS 7956702.

John C. Reed Biography

This biography is a little confusing since it indicates that John and his wife Mary had 11 children. In reality, some of those 11 children are from Mary’s first marriage to John Rogers and thus not the biological children on John Reed.

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John C. Reed, deceased was a native of New York State, born on the Genesee River in 1787. His father came to this country with a regiment of Hessians, who came in the interest of the Queen; but upon arriving here he joined the American army and served through the Revolutionary war. John came to the Territory of Indiana in 1812 with the family of James Buckles, settling in Jennings County and remaining there several years. He married Mary Buckles, a daughter of James Buckles, who came from England. He belonged to the nobility and brought a permit from the Queen to preempt any amount of land in Virginia, but being opposed to the curse of slavery he freed his slaves and emigrated to Indiana. Three of his slaves refused to leave him, and he provided them with a quarter-section of land in his new county. He preempted a township which is divided among his children, and he and his wife are buried upon the place he selected for his home. He will long be remembered as one of the enterprising early settlers of Indiana. They were the parents of five sons and five daughters; all were members of the Methodist Episcopal church. After his marriage John settled upon the land entered by his

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father-in-law, and lived upon it until 1844, when he came to Clinton Count y and entered 300 acres of Government land in Sugar Creek Township, and began to improve his future home. He hauled lumber from Indianapolis with which to build his house. The nearest mill was at Eagle Village. Mr. and Mrs. Reed were the parents of eleven children– Samuel (deceased), James M., George M., C. W., Francis (deceased), Ann, Mary, Elizabeth, Celia, Martha and Arrilda M. Both were members of the Methodist Episcopal church. At the age of sixty-five years, when the country needed brave and true men, Mr. Reed went out in defense of his country. He enlisted in 1862 in the Seventh Indiana Cavalry. He died in the hospital at Memphis, Tennessee, just after receiving an honorable discharge. His wife survived him two years. C. W. Reed, son of the preceding, farmer and stock-raiser, Michigan township, was born in Jennings county, Indiana, on the farm entered by his grandfather, June 23, 1833. When nine years of age, he came with his father’s family to Clinton County, where his youth was spent in assisting his father in clearing and improving his farm. He resided with his father until his marriage to Agnes W. Moncrief, of Jefferson County, Indiana, which occurred November 17, 1852. He then settled upon his present farm, which was entered by a man named Spencer. It was then a dense wilderness. He has cleared and improved it, and has a fine residence. They had five children — Willis r., William S., Frank S., Emma L. and Bird M. He lost his wife April 6, 1881, and was again married march 1882, to Miss Frances Smiley, who was born in Carroll County. Her father died when she was an infant and her mother afterward married R. S. Irwin. One child was born to this union. Mr. reed has a fine farm of 145 acres, well cultivated. He is a member of the Baptist church and his wife of the Presbyterian church. He affiliates with the Republican party.

History of Clinton County, Indiana: together with sketches of its cities, villages and towns, educational, religious, civil, military and political history, portraits of prominent persons, and biographies and representative citizens, also a condensed history of Indiana, embodying accounts of prehistoric races, Indian wars and a brief review of its civil and political history (Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co., 1886, ), page 862-863; FHL 1036812 item 6 DGS 7956702.

James P. Bond Biography

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Biography of James P. Bond

James P. Bond, an enterprising farmer of Kirklin Township, is a native of Clinton County, Ohio, born September 24, 1854, a son of Elias J. and Margaret (Slagle) Bond. He was brought by his parents in early childhood to Clinton County, they locating in the northern part of Kirklin Township, and there grew to manhood, being reared to agricultural pursuits. Mr. Bond was united in marriage September 15, 1872, to Miss Mary Ann Rickets, who was born in Clinton County, in Sugar Cree Township, October 7, 1852, a daughter of John and Aurilda (Reed) Rickets. To Mr. and Mrs. Bond have been born two children — Lou Favre, born January 24, 1874, and Harry B., born September 28, 1881. Mr. Bond’s farm contains eighty-three acres of valuable land, eighty-two acres located on section 26 and one acre on section 23, his residence being on the line between the two sections. Mrs. Bond’s father was a native of Kentucky. He subsequently went to Rush County, Indiana, and later located in Clinton County, where he was married to Aurilda Reed, a daughter of John and Mary Reed, the father born in the State of Virginia, dying in hospital during the late war, and the mother dying in Clinton County, Indiana. Mrs. Bond, was the third child in a family of ten children. Mr. Bond in his political views, is a Republican.

History of Clinton County, Indiana: together with sketches of its cities, villages and towns, educational, religious, civil, military and political history, portraits of prominent persons, and biographies and representative citizens, also a condensed history of Indiana, embodying accounts of prehistoric races, Indian wars and a brief review of its civil and political history (Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co., 1886, ), page 862-863; FHL 1036812 item 6 DGS 7956702.

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun

It’s Saturday Night –

time for more Genealogy Fun!

Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible music here) is to:

1) It’s National Women’s History Month, so I’m going to use today’s prompt from Lisa Alzo. What education did your mother receive? Your grandmothers? Great-grandmothers? Note any advanced degrees or special achievements.

My mother attended Kansas State Teachers College after graduating from Emporia High School. As a student, she met my dad and married him at the end of her junior year. While her formal education stopped while she raised a young family, her informal education began when she started working part time as a medical secretary. After the family’s move to Emporia, mom continued her work as a medical secretary at St. Mary’s Hospital. During this time, she completed requirements to become certified as an Accredited Record Technician. and was named the Director of the Medical Records department at St. Mary’s. At the same time, she was going back to college to complete her degree receiving a Bachelor of Science in Business from Emporia State University.

While my grandma Crawford (Winnie Letha Currey Crawford) only talked about her being in school when her mother died, I did find a newspaper article indicating that she received a diploma from Horace Mann School in 1916. I find this achievement extremely remarkable since Winnie was placed in a children’s home for a time after her mother’s death in 1913 when Winnie was 10.

While grandma Crawford rarely talked about her schooling, grandma Briles did. My grandmother, Pauline Edith Briles Mentzer, told me her diploma was for high school graduation. In reality, that diploma was for completing the Common School Course of Study in School District No. 9 in Coffey County, Kansas in 1913. Pauline did attend high school by going to Yates Center to live with her future sister-in-law, Lulu Cope. However, she is not mentioned in any of the lists of graduates for Yates Center. Since Pauline was married in 1915, she may not have actually graduated from high school.

According to the 1930 census, my great grandmother, Josie Hammond Crawford, did not attend school but could read and write.

My great grandmother, Winnie Hutchinson Currey, did not live long enough to be in the 1930 census. Since her family seems to have moved a lot, she may not have attended school.

Like Josie, my great grandmother, Francis Artlissa Ricketts Briles is recorded in the 1930 census as not attending school but able to read and write.

The same is true for Nettie Adell Wells Mentzer. She is recorded in the 1930 census as being able to read and write while not having attended school.

Since my great grandmothers were able to read and write, they were likely educated in the home. Even though they did not have a formal education, their daughters did attend school with some of them not only graduating from high school but going on to receive additional degrees. Esther Crawford Noll, daughter of Josie, completed her nursing degree and served as a nurse during World War II. Gladys Mentzer, daughter of Nellie, attended Kansas State Teachers College and obtained a lifetime teaching certificate.

Throwback Thursday

James Marshall Ricketts farmstead
Desmond Ricketts family: Anna Myers Ricketts, Hazel Ricketts, Charles Desmond Ricketts
Rachel Christy Ricketts, Artie Ricketts Briles, Ethel Briles, Glen Briles, Osmund Briles, James Marshall Ricketts

Ricketts Cousins

Descendants of John Lewis Ricketts

John Lewis Ricketts-2735
b: 22 November 1812, Fleming, Kentucky, United States
d: 23 December 1888, Clinton, Indiana, United States
+Orilda Matilda Reed-2736
b: 20 January 1828, Jennings, Indiana, United States
m: 3 December 1846, Clinton, Indiana, United States
d: 28 June 1900, Clinton, Indiana, United States

. . . . 2-James Marshall Ricketts-2733
        b: 28 November 1847, Clinton, Indiana, United States
        d: 28 November 1920, Liberty Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States
. . . . +Rachel Elmeda Christy-2734
        b: 28 April 1845, Clinton, Indiana, United States
        m: 12 July 1866, Frankfort, Clinton, Indiana, United States
        d: 27 January 1927, Iola, Allen, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . 3-Frances Artlissa “Artie” Ricketts-2707
                b: 7 April 1868, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                d: 28 April 1947, Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . +Edward Grant Briles-2065
                b: 18 July 1869, Coffey, Kansas, United States
                m: 19 February 1890, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                d: 23 July 1951, St. Mary’s Hospital, Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Edward Osmond Briles-9795
                        b: 21 June 1891, Burlington, Coffey, Kansas, United States
                        d: 28 May 1956, Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ethel Frances Briles-2708
                        b: 2 June 1893, Coffey, Kansas, United States
                        d: 15 August 1982, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Glen Briles-4508
                        b: 6 March 1895, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                        d: 30 June 1983, Hays, Ellis, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Lulu Belle Briles-2067
                        b: 2 November 1899, Coffey, Kansas, United States
                        d: 8 October 1987, Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . 3-Hulda May Ricketts-2748
                b: 24 April 1870, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                d: 29 October 1958, Iola, Allen, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . +Albert James Cokeley-5406
                b: 7 February 1868, Iowa, United States
                m: about 1892
                d: 19 June 1935, Iola, Allen, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . 3-Annabelle Ricketts-2952
                b: 9 November 1871, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                d: 26 July 1951, Oakland, Oakland, Alameda, California, United States
. . . . . . . . +Walter John Howell-2754
                b: 8 March 1873, Arkansas, United States
                m: 6 September 1893, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                d: 18 April 1952, Alameda, California, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Roy Howell-7620
                        b: 14 December 1894, Crandall, Coffey, Kansas, United States
                        d: 20 February 1964, Alameda, California, United States
. . . . . . . . 3-Daisy Pearl Ricketts-2751
                b: 29 July 1873, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                d: 19 September 1930, Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . +Grant Israel-2755
                b: 28 June 1872
                m: 15 April 1894, Coffey, Kansas, United States
                d: 30 January 1950
. . . . . . . . 3-Manford Milton Ebesnor Ricketts-2749
                b: 17 March 1875, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                d: 25 May 1949, SBA Hospital, Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . +Lulu Beam-2836
                b: 27 February 1878
                m: 10 October 1902, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                d: 17 August 1931, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . 3-Charles Desmond Ricketts-2750
                b: 17 June 1877, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                d: 8 July 1938, Chanute, Neosho, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . +Anna Bell Myers-2757
                b: 1 October 1885, Kansas, United States
                m: 2 February 1904, Coffey, Kansas, United States
                d: 8 December 1977, Lyons, Rice, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Hazel Irene Ricketts-2758
                        b: 25 September 1905, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                        d: 13 November 1995, Sacramento, California, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Roscoe Esmond Ricketts-2759
                        b: 12 October 1910, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                        d: 17 June 1984, Halstead Hospital, Halstead, Harvey, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-James Max Ricketts-2760
                        b: 18 June 1919, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                        d: 20 September 1997, Illinois, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Jennie Lucille Ricketts-2761
                        b: 25 September 1923, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                        d: 10 December 2010, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . 3-Minnie Ricketts-2753
                b: 7 October 1880, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                d: 31 October 1881, Woodson, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . 3-Dora Ricketts-2752
                b: 7 October 1880, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                d: 31 January 1881, Woodson, Kansas, United States

. . . . 2-Priscilla Jane Ricketts-2732
        b: 10 October 1849, Rush, Indiana, United States
        d: 1 October 1928, Clinton, Indiana, United States
. . . . +John Louks-2756
        b: 17 February 1851, Clinton, Indiana, United States
        m: 5 March 1874, Clinton, Indiana, United States
        d: 3 February 1920, Oak Hill Cemetery, Kirklin Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . 3-Flora Bell Louks-2953
                b: 2 April 1875, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                d: 18 February 1970, Wells, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . +Claude Eldon Potter-3102
                b: 20 November 1870, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                m: 8 October 1891, Kirklin, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                d: 10 January 1952, Wells, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Alva Potter-3103
                        b: 9 May 1893, Wells, Indiana, United States
                        d: 9 March 1951, Wells, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . 3-Nora Ann Louks-2954
                b: 12 April 1877, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                d: 17 November 1959, Clinton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . +Ulysses Edward Bogan-3105
                b: 24 October 1868, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                m: 20 November 1896, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                d: 10 October 1921, Clinton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Opal Bogan-3106
                        b: 14 February 1898, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                        d: 12 January 1986, Sheridan, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Cosy Ethel Bogan-3107
                        b: 16 October 1900, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                        d: 6 December 1990, Lebanon, Boone, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Mary E. Bogan-3108
                        b: 18 September 1903, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                        d: 10 May 1970, Clinton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-John W. Bogan-3109
                        b: 22 December 1905, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                        d: 27 January 1978, Clinton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Wilma Jean Bogan-3110
                        b: 22 September 1907, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                        d: 22 January 1986, Clearwater, Pinellas, Florida, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Juanita  Bogan-3111
                        b: 18 October 1909, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                        d: 25 June 1989, North Carolina, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Robert Ulysses Bogan-3112
                        b: 8 November 1911, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                        d: 24 December 1994, Boone, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Lloyd Ellsworth Bogan-3113
                        b: 23 January 1915, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                        d: 9 February 1991, Frankfort, Clinton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . 3-Jean L. Louks-2955
                b: 18 November 1881, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                d: 12 January 1963, Clinton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . +Clinton E. Wickard-3120
                m: 28 June 1906, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                d: 11 May 1961, Clinton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . 3-India Faye Louks-2956
                b: 8 February 1890, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                d: 28 October 1979, Clinton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . +Vern Vandervort-3121
                b: 19 November 1887, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                m: 5 June 1907, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                d: 18 June 1975, Clinton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Mildred Vandervort-3122
                        b: 19 November 1907, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                        d: 1 April 1989, Idaho, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ruth Vandervort-3123
                        b: 14 July 1913, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                        d: 14 May 1999, Frankfort, Clinton, Indiana, United States
. . . . +Zacharia Merrill-3101
        m: 8 September 1867

. . . . 2-Mary Ann (Mollie) Ricketts-2731
        b: 7 October 1851, Clinton, Indiana, United States
        d: 15 July 1933, Clinton, Indiana, United States
. . . . +James Perry Bond-2957
        b: 7 October 1852
        m: 15 September 1872, Clinton, Indiana, United States
        d: 20 July 1933, Frankfort, Clinton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . 3-Arilda Louise Bond-9381
                b: 24 January 1874, Indiana, United States
                d: 14 April 1951, Clinton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . +Frank McKibban-15728
                m: 3 April 1934, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States
                d: 1944
. . . . . . . . +Alva F. Wile-9382
                b: about 1875, Indiana, United States
                m: before 1930
. . . . . . . . 3-Harry Bert Bond-9384
                b: 28 September 1881, Indiana, United States
                d: 19 August 1955, Clinton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . +Conza Beryl Isgrigg-20660
                b: March 1885, Indiana, United States
                m: October 1903, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                d: 20 October 1971
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Mary H. Bond-20662
                        b: 11 July 1904, Kirklin, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                        d: 6 November 1989
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-James Eldon Bond-20661
                        b: 6 October 1906, Indiana
                        d: 7 October 2003, Tipton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . 3-Vernon Bond-9383
                b: 20 November 1893, Indiana, United States
                d: 8 March 1962, Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States
. . . . . . . . +Amil A. Maish-20664
                b: 4 May 1894, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                d: 13 December 1986, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Robert H. Bond-20668
                        b: 28 November 1915, Kirklin, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                        d: 13 May 1917, Kirlkin, Clinton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ruth Winifred Bond-20667
                        b: 13 June 1918, Kirklin Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                        d: 8 October 2005, Louisa, Kentucky, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Wayne Maish Bond-20665
                        b: 15 October 1919, Kirklin Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                        d: 21 May 1966, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Patricia Ann Bond-20666
                        b: 6 January 1928, Kirklin Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                        d: 26 February 2002, Arizona, United States

. . . . 2-William Lewis Ricketts-2730
        b: 18 April 1855, Clinton, Indiana, United States
        d: 3 April 1938, Sugar Creek Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States
. . . . +Mary Jane Giles-2831
        b: 24 December 1852, Tipton, Tipton, Indiana, United States
        m: 11 September 1880
        d: 20 August 1912, Sugar Creek Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . 3-Marion Frank Ricketts-3000
                b: 19 April 1881, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                d: 22 November 1952, Clinton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . +Gertrude Wilmet Clidence-3004
                b: 7 April 1880, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                m: 4 January 1900, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                d: 11 September 1952, Clinton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Myrtle Marie Ricketts-3005
                        b: 15 April 1900, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                        d: 10 July 1992, Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Mable Ina Ricketts-3006
                        b: 23 February 1902, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                        d: 24 January 1969, Clinton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Dorothy Dean Ricketts-3007
                        b: 30 May 1904, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                        d: 4 April 1911, Clinton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Frank Dale Ricketts-3008
                        b: 4 November 1906, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                        d: 21 August 1960, Clinton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Helen Louise Ricketts-3009
                        b: 10 June 1909, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                        d: 28 November 1947, Clinton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Donald Clair Ricketts-3010
                        b: 29 October 1911, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                        d: 10 September 1968, Kokomo, Howard, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . 3-Laura Belle Ricketts-2958
                b: 13 March 1884, Sugar Creek Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                d: 25 November 1976, Noblesville, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . +Alva Spencer Ogle-3041
                b: 12 July 1881, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
                m: 15 August 1908, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                d: 15 August 1953, Boone, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-George Eugene Ogle-3042
                        b: 10 July 1909, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
                        d: 4 September 2001, Sheridan, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Joseph Alva Ogle-3043
                        b: 17 April 1916, Sheridan, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
                        d: 26 February 2003
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Mary Jane Ogle-3044
                        b: 25 May 1919, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
                        d: 21 October 1970, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . 3-John Bethel Ricketts-2959
                b: 7 July 1889, Sugar Creek Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                d: 30 August 1973, Sheridan, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . +Shirley Della Goodknight-2999
                b: 20 May 1891, Tipton, Tipton, Indiana, United States
                m: 3 March 1915, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
                d: 29 April 1978, Noblesville, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Marianna Ruth Ricketts-3002
                        b: 5 April 1918, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                        d: 20 January 2003
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-John Lewis Ricketts-3003
                        b: 30 May 1927, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
                        d: 12 April 2020, Denham Springs, Livingston, Louisiana, United States
. . . . . . . . 3-William Fred Ricketts-2960
                b: 2 June 1893, Sugar Creek Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                d: 24 February 1980, Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States
. . . . . . . . +Jennette Taylor Jarrell-3051
                b: 7 August 1893, Washington, D. C.
                m: 20 October 1920, Frankfort, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                d: 27 April 1958, Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Anita Mary Ricketts-3052
                        b: 2 September 1921, Frankfort, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                        d: 26 December 2006
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-William Fred Ricketts Jr.-3053
                        b: 7 July 1926, Ft.Sanders Hospital, Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States
                        d: 28 January 2006
. . . . . . . . 3-Walter Robert Ricketts-2961
                b: 22 October 1898, Sugar Creek Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                d: 4 September 1970, Clinton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . +Mabel Marie Dick-3029
                b: 3 May 1900, Tipton, Tipton, Indiana, United States
                m: 2 October 1919, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                d: 23 October 1965, Clinton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Phyllis Jean Ricketts-3030
                        b: 2 April 1927, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                        d: 19 September 1994, Frankfort, Clinton, Indiana, United States
. . . . +Eliza Ellen Dennis-3222
        b: 30 October 1861, Highland, Highland, Ohio, United States
        m: 9 October 1913

. . . . 2-John Edward Ricketts-2729
        b: 17 July 1857, Clinton, Indiana, United States
        d: 30 September 1930, Tipton, Tipton County, Indiana
. . . . +Ella Tudor-2832
        b: 18 November 1871, Washington C.H., Fayette County, Ohio
        m: 9 April 1890
        d: 17 May 1966, Michigantown, Clinton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . 3-Jason G. Ricketts-2962
                b: 1 September 1893, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                d: 13 August 1966, Veterans Hospital, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . +Ruth G Lindley-20616
                b: May 1891, Indiana, United States
                m: 15 June 1915, Tipton, Indiana, United States
                d:
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Helen Virginia Ricketts-20618
                        b: 13 November 1917, Tipton, Indiana, United States
                        d: 23 July 1988, Anderson, Madison, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Betty Jean Ricketts-20620
                        b: 8 April 1920, TPrairie Township, Tipton, Indiana, United States
                        d: 27 March 2012
. . . . . . . . +Dorothy Redman-20617
                m:

. . . . 2-Nathaniel Ricketts-2740
        b: 27 November 1859, Clinton, Indiana, United States
        d: 5 July 1862, Clinton, Indiana, United States

. . . . 2-Joseph Harvey Ricketts-2741
        b: 23 October 1861, Clinton, Indiana, United States
        d: 8 February 1902, Frankfort, Clinton, Indiana, United States

. . . . 2-Clemuel W. Ricketts-2742
        b: 30 June 1863, Clinton, Indiana, United States
        d: 11 February 1950, Clinton, Indiana, United States
. . . . +Ella Cooper-2830
        m: 14 February 1884, Clinton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . 3-Daisy Ricketts-9377
                b: 28 May 1885, Indiana, United States
                d: 10 December 1965, Sheridan Rest Home, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . +Harry Kuhlman-20608
                b: 1866, Indiana, United States
                m: 28 November 1901, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                d:
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Herbert Paul Kuhlman-20609
                        b: 4 July 1911, Kirklin, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                        d: 3 October 1964, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . +Harry Kuhlman-20608
                b: 1866, Indiana, United States
                d:

. . . . 2-Sarah Elizabeth (Bessie) Ricketts-2743
        b: 7 July 1865, Clinton, Indiana, United States
        d: 9 June 1940, Wagoner, Wagoner, Oklahoma, United States
. . . . +Manford E. Kinnan-2829
        b: about July 1860, Illinois, United States
        m: 3 October 1888, Clinton, Indiana, United States
        d: 12 March 1946, Wagoner, Wagoner, Oklahoma, United States
. . . . . . . . 3-William Joseph Kinnan-2963
                b: 30 December 1889, Hastings, Adams, Nebraska, United States
                d: 9 June 1979, Dardanelle, Yell, Arkansas, United States
. . . . . . . . +Bessie Chowning-20598
                b: 1893
                m: 20 June 1915, Nowata, Oklahoma, United States
                d: 1976
. . . . . . . . 3-Manford Frank Kinnan-2964
                b: 26 July 1891, Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States
                d: 20 June 1976, Los Angeles, California, United States
. . . . . . . . +Mariam A Peet-15690
                m: 15 September 1914, Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Dorothy J Kinnan-15687
                        b: 1919
                        d: 2008
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Leon Frank Kinnan-15691
                        b: 10 January 1918, Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States
                        d: 16 February 2004, Killeen, Texas
. . . . . . . . 3-Charles R. Kinnan-2965
                b: 18 August 1892, Nebraska, United States
. . . . . . . . 3-Helen B. Kinnan-2966
                b: 29 April 1894, Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States
                d: 2 January 1978, Kerrville, Kerr, Texas, United States
. . . . . . . . +Harrison Patton Reid-20599
                b: about 1881, , Friars Point, Coahoma Co., MS
                m: 10 March 1926, El Paso, El Paso, Texas, United States
                d: 29 June 1946, , Legion, Kerr Co., TX

. . . . 2-Ada Marie Ricketts-2744
        b: 18 March 1867, Clinton, Indiana, United States
        d: 21 January 1933, Clinton, Indiana, United States

. . . . 2-Charles Wesley Ricketts-2745
        b: 9 October 1869, Clinton, Indiana, United States
        d: 17 September 1948
. . . . +Lulu Bishop-2967
        b: 4 January 1878, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
        m: 10 November 1898, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
        d: 1 June 1970, Tipton, Tipton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . 3-Paul Garcia Ricketts-9376
                b: August 1899, Indiana, United States
                d: 1958, Hammond, Tangipahoa, Louisiana, United States
. . . . . . . . +Lydia Rumpf-20577
                b: 30 September 1897, Wisconsin, United States
                m: 10 September 1920, Loranger, Tangipahoa, Louisiana, United States
                d: 1980
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Helen Lucille Ricketts-20578
                        b: 27 November 1920, Loranger, Tangipahoa, Louisiana, United States
                        d: 3 October 2016, Hammond, Tangipahoa, Louisiana, United States
. . . . . . . . 3-Joseph Leroy Ricketts-15730
                b: 14 March 1904, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                d: 10 January 1970
. . . . . . . . +Velma Magdalene White-20590
                b: 9 August 1911, Kempton, Tipton, Indiana, United States
                d: 30 March 2002, Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Barbara Joy Ricketts-20588
                        b: 12 July 1930, Kokomo, Howard, Indiana, United States
                        d: 2012
. . . . . . . . +Marie Chloris Floyd-20589
                b: 28 January 1911, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                m: 28 February 1933, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                d: 10 April 2003
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Charles Earl Ricketts-20591
                        b: 9 December 1933, Johnson Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Robert P. Ricketts-20592
                        b: 30 July 1936, Johnson Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Norma Ricketts-20595
                        b: after 1940
. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Mary Ricketts-20596
                        b: 26 April 1940, Tipton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . 3-Grace Ricketts-15729
                b: 1906, Indiana, United States
                d:
. . . . . . . . +Terry J Fisher-20576
                b: 5 December 1904, Indiana, United States
                d: 1997

War Photographer

Have you noticed that obituaries often leave out a lot of the information between the dashes? That’s what I’ve found when researching cousins who were career military. When I find an enlistment date and a discharge date about 20 years apart, I want to learn more about that military career.

That’s been the case with Master Sergeant Wayne M. Bond. To fill in those blanks, I often turn to newspapers to see what I can find. That’s when I found that Wayne M. Boyd was an award winning photographer.

Winner of double honors for outstanding photography is M. Sgt. Wayne M. Bond, son of Vernon E. Bond, 2009 East Sixth Street in Tucson.
“Church in the Wildwood” is the title of Sergeant Bond’s prize winning transparency in color. The shot captured first place in the Strategic Air Command’s annual photography contest for 1955. His other entrant in the contest, a black and white print entitled “Jackson Lake” took second in the final judging. Both photos were taken in the Jackson Lake Wyoming area with a 4 x 5 Busch-Pressman camera.
Sgt. Bond, now stationed on Guam, has been in the photo business for “Uncle Sam’s” Air Force since 1946. He has served in western Europe, Africa, India, Persia and Russia, all during World War II. He also worked in the school of photography as an instructor at Lowry Air Force Base, Colorado for a period of four years.

“Armed Services,” Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, Arizona), 9 March 1956, page 33; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 10 December 2021).

Hoping to learn more about these photographs, I tried Google with no luck. When I returned to my newspapers and broadened the search locations, I found a different version of the story.

Fairchild Reports Snapshot Winners
Winners of the Fairchild air force base photography contest have been annunced at the base Gorden S. Lower recently on a
In order of placement in the black and white division are T/Sgt. Frederick E. Koch (a scene in a German town); T/Sgt. A. J. Marrone (Sunset Hill), M/Sgt. Wayne M. Bond (Jackson, Wyo, lake).
Color transparency winners were M/Sgt Wayne M. Bond (church in the wildwood) and T/Sgt. Albert F. Carpenter (Oriental gates).

“Fairchild Reports Snapshot winners,” Spokane Chronicle (Spokane, Washington), 9 January 1956, page 7; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 10 December 2021).

These articles talk about photography contests in what appears to be two different locations: Strategic Air Command and Fairchild Air Force Base. Having lived in Seneca, Kansas for over 40 years with SAC headquartered in Omaha, I automatically assumed that the Strategic Air Command mentioned in the first article was referencing Omaha. However a Google search turned up a Wikipedia article listing various bases that were “Strategic Air Command“. This list includes Fairchild. Thus, the two articles are likely referring to the same contest held at the Fairchild AFB.

Additional articles indicate that Wayne Bond’s tasks in the military were photography related.

Master Sgt. Wayne M. Bond, a son of Mr. And Mrs. Vernon E. Bond, of 2009 East Sixth street, is now in Tucson on a 30-day furlough after two years in Korea.
Sergeant Bond, who has been in service more than 14 years, was with the second photo squadron which operated in Korea from a base near Tokyo. Many of the pictures made by the group under his charge were used in newsreels and in magazines.
He also distributed more than 800 pounds of clothing collected in Tucson from merchants and members of the First Christian Church, which the family attends. The clothing was distributed in the city hospital in Seoul.
The Bonds are a pioneer Tucson family and one of sergeant’s great-great uncles, Frederick Maish, is a former mayor of this city.

“Armed Services,” Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, Arizona), 31 May 1954, page 7; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 10 May 2021).

In November 1952, after the crash of a ‘Flying Boxcar’ Wayne Bond was tasked with photographing the wreckage.

Sgt. Wayne M. Bond, son of Mr. And Mrs. V. E. Bond, of 2009 East Sixth street, was official air force photographer at the scene of the recent “Flying Boxcar” crash which killed 44 men in Korea.

Sergeant Bond wrote to his family that the saddest thing he photographed was a shot of the Christmas gifts being carried by the servicemen passengers on the plane, scattered among the twisted wreckage. Sergeant Bond,, a veteran of 13 years of service in the air force, said he nearly became lost in the wild Korean mountains while searching for one engine of the aircraft, which hurtled clear over the other side of the mountain when the plane crashed.

“In the Armed Services,” Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, Arizona), 24 November 1952, page 6; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 10 December 2021).

By looking beyond the areas where I knew Wayne and his family lived, I came across an article about his retirement from military service. This article provides more details about his career in the United States Air Force.

Photo Sergeant Retires After 20-Years Service

After 20 years of military service, which included tours of duty in nine foreign countries, M-Sgt. Wayne M. Bond, NC01C of Photo operations for detachment No. 2, 1352nd motion picture squadron, hung up his Air Force uniform and retired August 31.
Born in Frankfort, Ind. Sgt. Bond graduated from Frankfort High School and attended Purdue University in Lafayette Ind. for two years.
He entered the service in January 1940 and has served in England, France, Germany, Russia, Korea, Japan, Guam, Persia and N. Africa during his military career.
He was assigned to Ent AFB in March 1960 after completing a tour overseas in Yokota, Japan.
A graduate of the USAF Photographic School at Lowery AFB in Denver, Sergeant Bond plans to work as a photographer in Honolulu, Hawaii. While stationed at Ent, he and his wife, Ritsuko, lived at 7 Sierra Grande St., Manitou Springs.

“Photo Sergeant Retires after 20 Years Service,” Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph (Colorado Springs, Colorado), 15 September 1960, page 16; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 10 December 2021).

YouTube has a video slideshow covering the history of Lowry Air Force Base, including the photography school that Wayne Bond attended. The “Photo School” section begins about 14:11.

Military Dates

Have you ever encountered an incorrect enlistment date on a set of military records? Until today, I assumed that the information I would find on Fold3’s U.S. Veterans’ Gravesite database to have an accurate enlistment date.

While researching descendants of John Lewis Ricketts, I came across the Veteran’s Gravesite information for Wayne M. Bond (1919-1966), son of Vernon and Amil (Maish) Bond.

Wayne Bond’s obituary indicated that Wayne retired from the Air Force,

Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
23 May 1966
Page 8

Wayne M. Bond
Frankfort – Wayne M. Bond, 46, Arvada, Colo., former resident of Kirklin and Frankfort, died Friday evening at his home following an illness of three weeks.
The retired Air Force veteran was employed by the U.S. Forestry Service in Colorado at the time of his death.
A 1937 graduate of Frankfort High School, Mr. Bond attended Purdue University and was a member of the Masonic Lodge.
He retired from the Air Force in 1964.
Survivors include his widow, Marry; a son, Peter and a daughter, Peggy, both at home; his mother, Mrs. Amil Bond, Tucson, Ariz., and two sisters, Mrs. Harold Kochert, Rt. 7 and Mrs. Robert Inman, Tucson.
Rites will be Tuesday in Denver.

“Wayne M. Bond,” Journal and Courier (Lafayette, Indiana), 23 May 1966, Page 8; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 9 December 2021).

Thus, I started searching for information about his military career. That search turned up a brief article explaining why his parents moved to Arizona. That same 1945 article indicated that Wayne M. Bond had spent 29 months overseas.

To Southwest
Mr. And Mrs. Vern Bond and daughter, Patricia Ann, left Thursday for Tucson, Ariz., to spend the winter for the benefit of Mrs. Bond’s health. Their son, M. Sgt. Wayne M. Bond will join them in Arizona after spending 29 months overseas.

“To Southwest,” Journal and Courier (Lafayette, Indiana), 10 August 1945, page 11; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 9 December 2021).

According to the gravesite data, Wayne Bond enlisted in September 1945. However the above August 1945 article refers to him as Master Sergeant and indicates he was overseas for 29 months. Thinking that Wayne Bond must have enlisted prior to 1945, I started search the papers for an earlier article that mentioned his military service. I found one from 1943 that confirms that he was serving in the military at that time.

Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
10 Mar 1943
Page 11

Master Sgt. Wayne M. Bond, who has been spending a short furlough here with his parents. Mr. And Mrs. V. E. Bond, 25 South Hoke avenue, was to leave today for an assignment in Salina, Kans. Until recently he was stationed in Texas. Mr. And Mrs. Bond held “open house” Tuesday afternoon and evening for their son.

A search of papers from Tucson, Arizona generated a wealth of information about Wayne M. Bond’s military service. The most informative article is likely the one about a family reunion held in October 1960.

Re-Union in Pioneer Family .. Mr. and Mrs. Vernon E. Bond, 2009 E. 6th St., had a big open house Sunday afternoon to honor their three children, together for the first time since 1943. The member usually absent has been M. Sgt. Wayne M. Bond, who has been in the Air Force since 1939. St. Bond put in his 21 years in just about every part of the world; he has served in England, France Germany, Russia, Korea, Japan, Guam, Persia and North Africa. A Purdue graduate, Sgt. Bond was the NCO in command of photo operations of a motion picture squadron. Now retired, the sergeant is taking his wife to Honolulu, where they will live and he will work at his trade, photography. The rest of the family are a sister from Frankfort, Ind., Mrs. Harold Kochert, and Arizona alumna sister Patricia Bond Inman who lives here with her husband Robert Inman. The last time the family tried to get together Mrs. Kochert had an automobile accident and didn’t make it. Mrs. Bond senior is Tucson born and is from a pioneer family. Her uncle, Mordecai Maish, owned Canoa Ranch, and was mayor of Tucson in the 90s.

“Reunion in Pioneer Family” Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, AZ) 4 Oct 1960, page 19.

Since this article indicates that Wayne Bond is ‘now retired’ from the military in October, 1960, the article supports the retirement date given by the Veterans’ Gravesites page versus the 1964 date given in the obituary. This reunion article also supports an enlistment date prior to 1945.

An earlier article in 1954 about his visit home from serving during the Korean war provides an enlistment date in 1940.

She Knew He Was Coming — She Baked a Cake
Master Sgt. Wayne M. Bond, home after two years in Korea, was greeted yesterday by his mother, Mrs. V. E. Bond, of 2009 E. Sixth st., with a fine cake. In the air force (except for a month between enlistments) since Jan. 13, 1940, when he left Purdue university, Sgt. Bond is a reconnaissance photographer. Although Indiana was his home, Sgt. Bond is a great-nephew of Arizona pioneer Frederick Maish, early-day mayor of Tucson. He was in Europe during World War II, participating in shuttle flights between England and Russia.

“She Knew He Was Coming – She Baked a Cake” Tucson Daily Citizen (Tucson, AZ) 28 May 1954, page 26

Based on these articles, I’m going to use 13 Jan 1940 as the enlistment date and the August 1960 date as his discharge date for M. Sergeant Wayne M. Bond